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Pancharama Kshetras
Pancharama Kshetras Introduction
Amaravathi Draksharamam
Palakollu Samalkota
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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According to legend, Vupamanyu, the son of venerable Kausika Maharshi, one of the Saptamaharshis doing Saivaaradhana here once, solicited Maheswar for milk to making Ksheerabhisheka to Lord; for, milk was scarcely available in this region. Realising the request .reasonable, Lord Siva dug a tank with His potent Trident here and diverted milk from Ksheerasagara. It not only fulfilled Vupamanyu's wish, but also enabled people to get plentiful milk from that tank overflowing with it perennially. So it got the name of Palakota which in course of time became Palakollu. On account of the abundant growth of milk trees here, this primeval forest area was called Dhugdapovanam and also Vupamanyapuram due to dwelling of Vupamanyu here, and worshipping Siva according to legend. Later it was fortunate enough to be blessed with one of the five pieces of Sivalinga of Tarakasura, and it was called Ksheeraramam. The sacred Sivahnga receiving worship now was installed by Sri Rama in the Tretayuga. Hence doubly holy and greater attraction too. Srinatha's Bhimeswarapurana embodies and elaborate account of this kshetra and the sports of Siva.


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